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RATINGS: 1020   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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Brewing with fresh hops is a big endeavor, requiring four to five times the hop volume compared to using pelletized hops. Although the process is complex, it brings impressive results: Fresh Hop is an American-style pale ale with moderate hop bitterness marked by a unique and intensely grassy hop flavor and aroma. Fresh Hop is a superbly refreshing, medium bodied, light-copper colored pale ale weighing in at 55 IBUs and 6.1% ABV.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
impaleyou (24) - Indiana, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Very good fresh hop taste. Definitely not for the faint of heart. Better than most apa offerings.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zachh (23) - USA - DEC 17, 2006
This was my first pint beer that I got. It was obvious that it was going to be a hoppy beer from the picture, but I didn’t realize that it would taste as good as it did. Great Divide has done me well many times, and I will continue to buy stuff like this from them. This beer, if nothing else, makes you sit back and appreciate hops. This beer definitely reminds me of the Boulder Hazed & Infused. This is a definite rebuy.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
WarChef1 (23) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2012
I really enjoyed this beer. I felt it was more on the ipa side. Aroma was quite grassy with some piney and floral notes. Appearance was lighter than i expected but poured a nice light copper color with a decently thick head that left some lacing throughout. Taste was medium bodied and a little sticky mouthfeel. with some decent hop bitterness and a touch of malt sweetness but not much. Carbonation added a refreshing quality i liked and it had a nice long finish. Would recommend eating with thai food or spicy sausage. Very good beer overall. would buy again!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ncyankee (22) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 9, 2006
Hoppy and thats pretty much it. I am giving it a decent rating because it does exactly what you would expect from its name - takes hoppiness to an extreme - though I am in agreement with the previous reviewer in that I prefer something more mellow and complex, such as DFH 90 minute. But hardcore hopheads will love this one.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JasonBMoore (22) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2006
First off, I love the label graphics. Pours sparkling amber with a large creamy head, heavy uniform lacing. The aroma screams northwest hops- I love it! Fresh squeezed grapefruit, spruce, and perfume combine into a true force to be reckoned with. Intense hop flavor dominates, zesty spruce and grapefruit wrapped in a bold bitterness. Finish is quite bitter, sprucey, and cleansing. This beer is not for the timid, serious hopheads only need apply.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
onecrazybreeze (21) - , Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Tap. Pours orangish with nice head. Smells of hops and floral, a nice crispness to it. Was hoping since it is described on here as the Liberally Hopped made for the DNC it would taste more like it. Tasted citrusy, hoppy and clean but not like the Liberally Hopped at all. Overall a good beer though.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
minorthreat (21) - Parker, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2012
On draught at Slattery’s Irish Pub in the DTC Poured into 12oz Great Divide Snifter. Golden straw color with high clarity and nice pillowy head. Super floral scent with waves of pine, mint and herbs. Taste is much lighter than the nose would lead on. Light cereal grain and subtle citrus bittering. Mouthfeel is slightly prickely from the CO2. Really good lawnmower type beer.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drinkdallas (21) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2012
medium body, copper-ish in color and slightly hazy; definitely taste the citrus, not as "grassy" as expected/advertised; this is a great beer when you want something in between a pale ale and an IPA in normal bitterness

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Salsgebom (20) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 22, 2005
Its awesome. Somewhere between gold and amber with a white lacey head. I have a hard time calling this one a regular PA as its way hoppier than most IPA’s I’ve had. Flavor is very similar to their Hercules double IPA but lighter. To be honest though, at $6.99 a 22oz I’d buy the Hercules or Old Ruffian first. If it were cheaper in a 6-pack it would be a regular buy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RickKempen (19) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 18, 2009
A beer I heard about a lot, and it managed to live up to the expectations. Worried it might loose much of its character while travelling all the way to Europe, I carfeully opened a cooled (not chilled) bottle. Immediately the smell of freshly cut grass and hops ’hits’ you. It poured deliciously and the head was as firm as whipped egg white. The aroma is overwhelming and lasts surprisingly long - the tickle in the nose doesn’t subside easily. Copper blond, golden, and an extremely white head it looks like a sculpture. The foam nicely laces the glass and biting it is a treat in itself. The palate is not as overwhelming as I anticipated and actually that’s good. It drinks as easily as water (sorry) but reached parts of the sensory organs I previously never noticed. The aftertaste is incredibly smooth and fresh and lasts the perfect length. All in all the kind of beer that, given its reputation, may easily disappoint but it didn’t do that at all. It was a beer to open up new views on how beer can taste and I now fully understand the concept of brewing with wet (freshly harvested) hops. It made me buy a carton of 12 bombers - one of only 60 (!) available in Europe in 2009, as far as I know!


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